HIT HIPSTER-BAITING US COMEDY SERIES 'PORTLANDIA' COMES TO DVD 24 JUNE
Hit hipster-baiting US comedy series Portlandia finally makes it way to UK DVD for the first time thanks to Mediumrare
Written, created and starring Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen and musician/singer Carrie Brownstein from bands Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag, this hilarious comedy has been lauded by critics and viewers alike and now Portlandia: Season 1 & 2 comes to UK DVD as a bumper three-disc set on 24 June 2013.
The show is driven by a series of hilarious character-based shorts all of which take place in Portlandia, the creators' dreamy and absurd hipster rendering of Portland, Oregon where right on has gone beyond wrong, 90s culture reigns supreme and political correctness is all the rage. Armisen and Brownstein play an array of colourful and unique characters with guest stars including Steve Buscemi, Selma Blair, Heather Graham, Kyle MacLachan, Tim Robbins, Kristen Wiig, Gus Van Sant, Jeff Goldblum and Eddie Vedder to name a few.
Season One inhabitants include: the owners of a feminist book store; a militant bike messenger; a creative couple whose answer to improving things is to 'put a bird on it'; an organic farmer who is in fact a cult leader and a couple negotiating a safe word to help govern their love life.
Season Two sees the return of some of the town's favourite residents along with some brilliant new characters: an intoxicating mixologist; a couple obsessed with Battlestar Galactica; an artisanal knot maker; a woman who kidnaps her favourite band; a group of rats eager to raid the packaging-free grocery store, and a ridiculously long queue for the most popular brunch restaurant in Portlandia, that descends into chaos.
'Rich in character and wryly satirical observational detail'The Guardian